October 29, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Giovanni Di Stefano disputes recent comments by Iraqi prosecutor Munqith al-Faroon suggesting that the Iraqi High Tribunal has overriding authority to execute al-Majid and others for war crimes regardless of any objection from Iraqi President Jalal Talabani... ...[read more]
October 27, 2007
by Nick Fiske
Iraqi prosecutor Munqith al-Faroon defended the death sentence for convicted Saddam Hussein-era defense minister Sultan Hashim al-Tai Friday, saying that al-Tai personally oversaw the deaths of 180,000 people during brutal military campaigns against Iraq's Kurds in late 1980's and that his ...[read more]
February 11, 2007
by Caitlin Price
Prosecutors in the ongoing genocide trial of Saddam-era officials before the Iraqi High Tribunal introduced a videotape Sunday of executions and destruction of Kurdish homes during the Anfal campaigns of the 1980s, which claimed an estimated 180,000 Kurdish lives. Chief prosecutor Munqit... ...[read more]
January 29, 2007
by JURIST Staff
Ali Hassan al-Majid, the cousin of Saddam Hussein also known to the Western media as Chemical Ali, insisted before the Iraqi High Tribunal Monday that he should not be forced to stand trial because he has the same kind of immunity from Iraqi legal process afforded to US troops. Al-Majid... ...[read more]
January 2, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
A top Iraqi legal official whose presence at the Saddam execution was required by law told Reuters Tuesday that he threatened to walk out of the execution after Shiite supporters began jeering the ousted leader. Munkith al-Faroon said that hecklers began chanting support for militant Shiite cleric ...[read more]
November 26, 2006
by Caitlin Price
The chief prosecutor in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial said Sunday that audio tapes and documentation proving that Hussein personally ordered the 1988 gassing of Kurdish villagers will be submitted to the court hearing his case. Munqith al-Faroon told Reuters that he possesses tapes of ...[read more]
October 16, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The brother of a prosecutor assigned to the second Saddam Hussein trial was assassinated Monday morning in front of his house in West Baghdad. Imad al-Faroon was pronounced dead immediately after the shooting, which his wife witnessed. His brother, Muqith al-Faroon, is a chief prosecutor in the ...[read more]

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